Sorting Out Ethics

Paperback | February 1, 2000

byHare, R. M.

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R. M. Hare writes in his Preface: 'I offer this taxonomy of ethical theories to all those who are lost in the moral maze, including many of my philosophical colleagues. They are lost because, like most of those who hold forth on moral questions in the media, they have no map of the maze.This is has been my aim to provide.' Sorting Out Ethics is a characteristically lucid and lively survey of rival ethical theories by one of the most influential moral philosophers of the century. It also constitutes a definitive summary of Hare's own fundamental ethical position.

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R. M. Hare writes in his Preface: 'I offer this taxonomy of ethical theories to all those who are lost in the moral maze, including many of my philosophical colleagues. They are lost because, like most of those who hold forth on moral questions in the media, they have no map of the maze.This is has been my aim to provide.' Sorting O...

R. M. Hare, FBA, was White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Oxford from 1966 to 1983, and Graduate Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Florida, Gainesville, thereafter.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.47 inPublished:February 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780198250326

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Table of Contents

PART I: THE ENTERPRISE OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY; 1. Philosophy of Language in Ethics; 2. Defence of the Enterprise; PART II: A TAXONOMY OF ETHICAL THEORIES (The Axel H(gerstr(m Lectures); 3. Taxonomy; 4. Naturalism; 5: Intuitionism; 6. Emotivism; 7: Rationalism; PART III: KANT; 8: Could Kant Have Beena Utilitarian?; Complete Bibliography of the Writings of R. M. Hare; Bibliography of Other Writings; Index.

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`the book is warmly to be recommended. Students, especially, will appreciate its central section, in which developments in moral philosophy during the present century are traced with exceptional clarity.'H. O. Mounce, International Philosophical Quarterly